Dental Care Richardson
Q) Do you accept dental insurance?
A) We accept most dental insurance and will gladly file insurance claims electronically when possible, and we will accept your copay or deductible. Please be prepared to pay your portion of the bill at your visit. We are in network with BlueCross/BlueShield. If you have any further questions, give us a call.
Q) What payment methods do you accept, and what are my financing options?
A) We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. If you would like to finance your dental work, we can help you apply for CareCredit.
Q) Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, and partials... Where can I learn more about these procedures?
A) You can review our services page for more information. If you have questions about these or other dental procedures, don't hesitate to call us. We would be happy to explain any aspect of your dental care or our service offerings.
Q) Do you refer patients to specialists?
A) While we are trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, when a specialist would better serve you, we'll refer. Some dental specialists are oral surgeons, periodontists (supporting structures), endodontists (internal tooth problems), orthodontists (for moving teeth), and pedodontists (for children). We refer to only trusted professionals with whom we have a good rapport.
Q) What is an implant and how long do they last?
A) Dental implant restorations are a safe alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Once the implants are secured, Dr. Haney will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. The life of the implant depends on your age, oral status, and hygiene. With proper maintenance, they last most people a lifetime.
Q) What is a digital X-ray, and how is it different from traditional X-rays?
A) When compared to traditional radiography, digital X-rays emit 80-percent less radiation. Detailed images are immediately available for view on a chairside monitor in the operatory. We can transfer digital X-rays and photographs quickly via the Internet to insurance companies and specialists, as well. Digital X-rays require no hazardous developing chemicals, so they're earth friendly!
Q) I avoid dental visits because of anxiety... is this normal? Can you help?
A) Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.
Q) Is teeth whitening safe?
A) Absolutely. We bet you didn't know that teeth whitening, in some form, has been around since the 1700s. Modern teeth whitening uses safe and effective bleaching gel to melt away stains and discoloration. Choose from Deep Bleaching™ in our office or convenient take-home teeth-whitening kits.
Q) How can you straighten my smile without using metal braces?
Q) What if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
A) If you have visited our Richardson dental office in the past year, call our main phone number and follow the instructions on our answering machine. New patients should go to the emergency room or visit us when the office is open.